UPDATED 8/11: Bennet at The NY Post: INTIF-ADIOS TO SCHOOL CHIEF QUITS CITY'S ARAB HS OVER T-SHIRT TALK
BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES DABAH "DEBBIE" ALMONTASER" HAS RESIGNED, SEE BREAKING NEWS WABC RADIO : BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCED THE RESIGNATION DURING HIS DAILY RADIO REPORT. John Gambling on WABC, broke the story on his radio show.
That's one for the good guys!~I have been covering the Khalil Gibran International Academy here for months.
This is a good first step.
Now that the folks are beginning to understand the real agenda they will begin to understand why we must stop the school. The school shares the same motives and objectives as Almontaser.
I am sure CAIR has a stable of able bodied replacements. Can a CAIR lawsuit be far behind?
Here are the 10 ten reasons this public school madrassa must be stopped.
STOP The Khalil Gibran International Academy!
BLOOMBERG WILL CONTINUE TO SEEK A NEW PRINCIPAL FOR THE ARAB SCHOOL. THE T-SHIRTS WERE THE BIG PROBLEM, HER REMARKS ABOUT THE T-SHIRTS WERE ILL ADVISED AND MEDIA WAS ALL OVER HER.
From the John Gambling show:
DIRECT QUOTES BY BLOOMBERG : Debbie Almontaser WAS NOT VERY MEDIA SAVVY OVER HER COMMENTS ON THE T-SHIRTS. SHE WAS SOMEWHAT OVERWHELMED BY THE MEDIA. BLOOMBERG SAYS THEY ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A PRINCIPAL FOR THE SCHOOL.
She is an Islamist! Dhimmi Mayor of NY still searching for clues.
UPDATE: Here's the FOX Report: NYC Principal at Center of 'Intifada' T-Shirt Controversy Resigns hat tip Bill
NEW YORK — A New York City principal who came under fire for controversial comments about an "intifada" T-shirt that seemed to condone terrorism has resigned.
On Friday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg accepted the resignation of Debbie Almontaser, principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy, an English-Arabic school set to open next month in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Almontaser had come under fire for comments she made to the New York Post about an "Intifada NYC" T-shirt that is sold by an activist group that shares an office with the Yemeni-American association that Almontaser represents.
The day before she condemned the T-shirt message's connection to Palestinian terrorism, Almontaser told the Post that "intifada" means "shaking off" and the shirts represented women "shaking off" oppression.
The comments infuriated the city's United Federation of Teachers president, Randi Weingarten, who called the message "war-mongering."
“That’s something that ought to be denounced, not be explained away,” she told the paper.
The New York Post reported Friday that the school had attracted only a handful of Arabic-speaking students.
UPDATE: We are filing a injunctive relief on Tuesday to keep the school from opening.
UPDATE: Expect a dumpload of this taqiya and the Brooklyn Eagle laps it up like subservient dogs;
Dhabah’s statement: “This morning I tendered my resignation to Chancellor Klein, which he accepted,” Ms. Almontaser said in a statement Thursday. “I became convinced yesterday that this week's headlines were endangering the viability of Khalil Gibran International Academy, even though I apologized. I have spent the last two years of my nearly 15 years with the Department working to create the unique educational opportunities that the school will offer. I will not allow the recent outcry to undermine these possibilities for the children of our city.”
Klein’s statement: School’s Chancellor Klein issued a statement saying: “I accept the resignation of Debbie Almontaser, founder of Khalil Gibran International Academy. Debbie brought to the work of creating the school strong dedication and a commitment to the success of all of New York City’s children. She reflected that commitment by stepping aside as the school’s leader when controversy about her remarks threatened to destabilize the school. I continue to believe that an Arabic dual language program, much like our other successful dual language programs, offers unique preparation for the global marketplace, and I remain committed to the success of Khalil Gibran International Academy.”
Relentless surrender from a dhimmi Jew.
AWAAM’s Statement: A release put out by the members of AWAAM tries to explain their particular usage of the word “intifada”: “‘Intifada NYC’ is a call for empowerment, service, civic participation and critical thinking in our communities: a ‘shaking off’ of discrimination and prejudice and an embracing of our roles as producers rather than simply objects of the mass media and public discourse.”
They cling to the jihad. They will not let go.
The statement went on to say that AWAAM members were “shocked to find themselves at the receiving end of attacks by anti-Arab bloggers and press who are using a T-shirt to try to aggravate hysteria against Arab and Muslim communities.” The group said that in addition to being incorrectly labeled a "Muslim group" and "pro-violence,” the organization “has sustained an illegal attack by hackers on its web site.”
Ha! It's not anti-Arab is pro-America bloggers
UPDATE: Terror media aligns with terrorist force: The New York Times Whitewashes Another Islamic
Extremist Ed Lasky